Ancient Egyptian Art, Painting, Sculpture Website: www.crystalinks.com/egyptart.html
The earliest representations of royal power in Egypt: the rock drawings of Nag el-Hamdulab (Aswan): http://ezproxy.millsaps.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=84396328&site=eds-live&scope=site
Title often contains the word Journal
Journal usually does not appear in title
Source is available mainly through libraries and library databases
Source is generally available outside of libraries (at newsstands or from a home Internet connection)
Few or no commercial advertisements
Authors are identified with academic credentials
Authors are usually journalists or reporters hired by the publication, not academics or experts
Summary or abstract appears on first page or article; articles are fairly long
No summary or abstract; articles are fairly short
Article cites sources and provide bibliographies
Articles may include quotations but do not cite sources or provide bibliographies
Step 1: Search the Millsaps Library Catalog which provides access to scholarly books and resources found in the Millsaps Library.
Or search in Big Search and click the check box for "Limit to Library Catalog Only."
Figure out the best search terms for keyword searching using the search strategy above, and start searching! Click Millsaps Library Catalog and type the search strategies you came up with above into the "Words or Phrase" box.
If you get stuck, try a broader search. The books you find may have some information on your specific topic in the index or tabel of contents.
Step 2: Grab the books off the shelf and check them out
You need the location, call number and be sure to check if the book is checked out/in.
Tip: Books on the same topic are shelved together, so when you find your book look at nearby books.
Link to listing of Library of Congress Classification Outline
Step 3: Search for eBooks
You may be able to find relevant eBooks on your topic through the library's subscription to an academic collection of eBooks from EBSCO that includes over 100,000 eBooks. These eBooks can be found as results in Big Search and in a separate eBook database. Here is a guide on the library's eBooks.
Step 4: If you can't find the books you need at Millsaps, you can use http://millsaps.worldcat.org to find books and have them delivered.
Use similar search terms to the ones above, but you might be able to use slightly narrower terms because in this case you are searching all of the libraries in the world. For example, you might have had to use the terms women and ancient in the Millsaps Library Catalog, but now be a bit narrower and try:
women and sports and ancient
When you find a book that looks interesting, click on its title and read about it. If you would like to get it delivered, click the orange "Request via Interlibrary Loan button" - the book will be delivered to the library, and we will email you when it arrives. You will need to use it right away and return it because there are fines of $1 a day for each Interlibrary Loan book that is late. More information about Interlibrary Loan: http://www.millsaps.edu/library/library_interlibrary_loan.php
While Big Search can be convenient, there are some advantages to searching in specific databases. For example, JSTOR and Project MUSE results are not always easily found in Big Search. You can find more results from these databases by searching in them individually.
- Peer review is the process by which an author's peers, recognized researchers in the field, read and evaluate a paper (article) submitted for publication and recommend whether the paper should be published, revised, or rejected.
- Peer review is a widely accepted indicator of quality scholarship in a discipline or field. Articles accepted for publication through a peer review process meet the discipline's expected standards of expertise.
- Peer-reviewed (or refereed) journals are scholarly journals that only publish articles that have passed through this review process.
To ensure you are finding articles from peer-reviewed journals, click the check box for "Limit to Peer Reviewed" in Big Search or in the database you are searching. If you are unsure if an article is from a peer-reviewed journal, you can try finding the website for the journal online and see if it states it is a peer-reviewed journal. You can also ask a librarian if you are unsure.
You could start by using the same keywords you used to search for books. You will get many more results for articles so you can then narrow down your results. You can add in more specific search terms to your broad terms. As you begin reading in books on your topic, you will find you are interested in specific aspects of the time period and place you are researching. You can use some of the terms you find in your readings to search for journal articles.
Instead of women ancienct greece, you could search more specifically for: pythagorean women
When looking through search results for articles, you can click into the article to find the abstract. An abstract acts as a summary of the article and can tell you more about an article than the title and publication information alone. You will still need to read the article, but the abstract can help you decide whether it is an article that fits your topic enough to spend the time reading.
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-Up-to-date terminology and facts
-Qualifications or credentials of the author, editor, contributors
-Are submissions peer reviewed?
-What topics are covered? How detailed is the source?
-Does the content seem credible? Is the evidence verifiable?
It is important to critically evaluate all information you encouter. Closely look at where the information is coming from. If an author's credentials or citations are not available, then a source is not able to be verified as trustworthy.
Allow at least a week for an article to arrive and two weeks for a book to arrive. If your article is delivered in electronic format, you'll receive an email with the article attached as soon as it has arrived.